Shropshire Premier League
Saturday 9th September 2017
Kick Off 15.00 Actual 15.02
Clee Hill United 6 Craven Arms Town 1, attendance 35
35′ 2-1 (pen)
90′ 6-1 (pen)
@ Knowle Sports Ground
No admission or programme.
For the second successive Saturday I was at the Knowle Sports Ground, although this one being some 160 miles north of last weeks venue down in Hampshire and also a fair bit higher up, which at 950 feet, is one of the highest grounds above sea level in the county of Shropshire.
I had previously seen Clee Hill United play a ‘home’ game in the nearby town of Cleobury Mortimer, at Cleobury Mortimer Sports & Social Club, Love Lane (1-0 v Wellington Amateurs, Shropshire County League, Ron Jones Memorial Cup Semi Final, 21st May 2003) during a period when they were unable to play in Knowle as the pitch was being levelled.
Craven Arms have been promoted into the Premier Division of the newly named Shropshire Premier League (formerly Mercian Regional League and before that Shropshire County League) this season and suffered a 1-7 home defeat last week, whilst Clee Hill had a resounding 9-2 win away at Gobowen Celtic. When CAT took the lead it looked like a shock may be on the cards, but a quick leveller for CHU meant the game went as expected.